June 8, 2007
General aviation pilots will still have access to Chicago Executive Airport's crosswind runway, Runway 6-24. That's because the airport's board did a one-eighty and voted to keep the runway open. As ePilot had previously reported, the board voted in April to begin the process of closing the runway. Officials from Paletine and Prospect Heights, joint sponsors of the airport who appoint airport board members, favored keeping the runway open. The Daily Herald reported that the decision to keep the runway open was made because previous safety, use, and economic development opportunity issues had been resolved. AOPA and local pilots had objected to the board's previous decision to close the runway. A week before the May 31 meeting, AOPA President Phil Boyer met with Prospect Heights Mayor Rodney Pace to discuss the importance of the airport and crosswind runway.
June 8, 2007
Pilot Safety and Skills
Pilots have formed a user group and launched a petition drive to save Runway 5/23 at Joplin Regional Airport in Joplin, Mo.
AOPA is urging Santa Rosa County officials who operate Peter Prince Field in Milton, Fla., to revise proposed rules to eliminate potential conflicts.
Your mission: Fly with eight F-15s to the Philippines, rejoin, refuel with air tankers, engage an unknown number of Red Air fighters, refuel again, and then return home to Okinawa. And fly with radio silence up to the first contact with the Red Air fighters.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.